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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Animals with Antlers Silhouette Watercolor Painting


This is a watercolor project inspired by a Social Studies teacher I used to work with. He wanted to teach about Canadian animals with antlers. See my more detailed post about this lesson HERE.
I liked this lesson so much, I added it to my yearly Grade 5 projects. 

We use liquid watercolours for the background sky. This is the brand I use (Handy Art) and I dilute them in sauce containers. 


Grade 5 students painted a sky background on heavy white paper. 
Wet the paper first to help the colours blend together.



Once dry, students choose a handout I made of different silhouettes of Canadian animals (bison, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose). None of my students ever choose the bison!! 
They sketch this out on the background sky, including some long natural grasses. They paint these with black tempera paint and some small detail brushes.















 

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